As a part of the “Violence Initiative in Schools,” the Joseph E. Lowery Institute mentors have partnered with Perkerson Elementary School to teach students about peer mediation and conflict resolution.
The Joseph E. Lowery Institute has a long-standing tradition of promoting programs and initiatives focused on non-violence, educational opportunities, social justice, community engagement and individual empowerment. The mission of the Institute is to provide a platform for citizens to learn about nonviolent advocacy. Central to this mission is a push to provide future leaders and “change agents” with opportunities to explore the justice and human rights for all people.
Twelve undergraduate student mentors from the Institute work directly with Perkerson’s fifth grade students on the initiative. The mentors hope to serve as effective mediators and shining examples of resolution and understanding for the students at Perkerson.